Volume 10 (2021)
Volume 9 (2020)
Volume 8 (2019)
Volume 7 (2018)
Volume 6 (2017)
Volume 5 (2016)
Volume 4 (2015)
Volume 3 (2014)
Volume 2 (2013)
Volume 1 (2012)


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Iranian Journal of Economic Studies is published by Shiraz University, one of the oldest and the most prestigious universities in Iran, with high quality in research and education. The aim of this journal is to provide a forum for economists (in Iran and around the globe) to publish their theoretical and empirical research in all fields of economics. The primary purpose of the journal is to promote publications of original research related to the Iranian economy. It is also designed to serve as an outlet for studies on the Middle East and Central Asia. Nonetheless, the journal does not preclude itself from publishing high-quality works related to other regions. 


At the same time, submissions of methodological or theoretical studies with results that are of practical use are welcome. The journal also welcomes review papers and papers on other related topics provided that such topics are within the context of the broader multi-disciplinary scope of economics (such as Institutional Economics, Behavioral Economics, Cognitive economics, Law and Economics, Social and Economic Statistics, Econophysics, Economics of Entrepreneurship, Political Economics, and ….).The journal also welcomes articles from doctoral dissertations.

Type of journal: Scientific- Research

Frequency: Two Quarterly

Format: printed and electronic

Print ISSN: 1402-2322

Online ISSN: 1590-2717

Language: English (Persian Abstract)

Time to first decision: 14 days

Type of review: Closed and anonymous double-blind peer-review, at least two reviews, and one comparative review.

More about the Journal

The future plan of IJES is to be indexed by the Web of Science (WOS) and Scopus.

The magazine fallows the rules of COPE.

This journal operates a double blind review process and tries to do the review process in the shortest time. 

We allocate DOI names (Digital Object Identifiers) for the published articles, enabling them to be referenced clearly and persistently

Iranian Journal of Economic Studies uses iThenticate for plagiarism checker. 

You should fill out and submit the following two forms:

Conflict of Interest Disclosure and Commitment to Publishing Ethics &Transference of copyright Ownership  Forms can be downloaded in the guide for authors section


  From September, 23, 2023, the  cost for reviewing the paper is 200 thousand tomans, and after acceptance, 300 thousand tomans cost for publication will be received. At the discretion of the journal's editorial board, in manuscripts that require editing, authors are required to use one of the following two ways to edit their manuscript:  

. A reliable company does editing, and the relevant certificate is uploaded to the system.

. Editing is done by one of the faculty members of the Department of Foreign Languages (English) of prestigious universities, and the relevant certificate is uploaded to the system.                                                                          

Research Paper Energy Economics
Analysis of renewable energy investment in Iran using real options approach

Seyyed Mohammad Reza Aghaei Marzebali; Abdollah Arasteh

Volume 11, Issue 2 , December 2022, Pages 306-271


  Many nations’ quick development and progress during the last century may be directly attributed to the widespread use of fossil fuels. Particularly, oil has stood out as a defining feature of human civilization. However, the increasing use of fossil fuels like oil and coal has led to serious problems ...  Read More

Estimating Efficiency of Thermal and Hydroelectric Power Plants in Iranian Provinces

Ahmad Sadraei Javaheri; Ali Hussein Ostadzad

Volume 3, Issue 2 , December 2014, , Pages 19-42


  This paper aims at estimating the efficiency of hydroelectric power plants (renewable energy resources) and thermal power plant (non-renewable energy resources) in Iranian provinces. Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) approaches is applied to estimate the efficiency. The network is modeled as a linear system ...  Read More

The Relationship between Tourism and Environmental Performance: The Case of Caspian Sea Nations

Saeed Rasekhi; Soraya Mohammadi

Volume 4, Issue 2 , October 2015, , Pages 51-80


  Tourism is a multidimensional economic activity that has an interaction with the environment. On one hand, environmental resources provide the raw material for tourism, while on the other, tourism imposes a variety of negative and positive impacts (wanted or unwanted) on the environment through the creation ...  Read More

Welfare Impacts of Imposing a Tariff on Rice in Iran vs an Export Tax in Thailand: A Game Theory Approach

Azar Sheikhzeinoddin; Mohammad Bakhshoodeh; David Blandford

Volume 1, Issue 2 , December 2012, , Pages 95-106


  In this study, the social welfare impacts of the interaction of Iranian rice import policies and Thai export policies are analyzed using a game theoretic approach in conjunction with econometric supply and demand models. The joint impacts of increasing the world price of rice, resulting from the export ...  Read More

Total Factor Productivity Growth, Technical Change and Technical Efficiency Change in Asian Economies: Decomposition Analysis

Vahid Shahabinejad; Mohammad Reza Zare Mehrjerdi; Morteza Yaghoubi

Volume 2, Issue 2 , December 2013, , Pages 47-69


  The aim of this paper is to analyze total factor productivity (TFP) growth and its components in Asian countries applying Stochastic Frontier Analysis (SFA) to the time series data of 44 Asian countries from 2000 to 2010. Using Battese and Coelli approach, TFP is divided into technical efficiency change ...  Read More

The Impact of Oil and Gold Prices’ Shock on Tehran Stock Exchange: A Copula Approach

Amir T. Payandeh Najafabadi; Marjan Qazvini; Reza Ofoghi

Volume 1, Issue 2 , December 2012, , Pages 23-47


  There are several researches that deal with the behavior of SEs and their relationships with different economical factors. These range from papers dealing with this subject through econometrical procedures to statistical methods known as copula. This article considers the impact of oil and gold price ...  Read More

Research Paper Econometrics
Dynamic Causal Effects in Econometrics with a Focus on the Nonparametric Method: A Review Paper

Pegah Mahdavi; Mohammad Ali Ehsani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 26 September 2023


  The understanding of applied modeling in causal effects is of particular importance in econometrics, according to recent developments and research in causal inference applications. We also provide an outline of econometrics’ use of causal inference. The majority of economists would agree that the ...  Read More

original manuscript International Economics
Investigating the effect of economic sanctions on the balance of foreign payments of the Islamic Republic in Iran: the application of dynamic systems

Saeed Iranmanesh; Reza Etesami; reza Ashraf gangoei

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 28 February 2024


  Western countries have always imposed diverse and extensive sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran by the United States of America, the European Union and the United Nations Security Council since the beginning of the revolution for different reasons. Foreign balance payments are one of the main ...  Read More

original manuscript , Behavioral Economics
Revolutionizing CBDCs: Harnessing Economic Characteristics in Global Exports

Saeid Tajdini; Mohammad Qezelbash; Mohsen Mehrara; Majid Lotfi Ghahroud; Mohammad Farajnezhad

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 May 2024


  This paper introduces an innovative model of Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), offering a novel perspective on its design and functionalities. It presents an innovative approach to digital currency design, introducing "Export Crypto" as a novel cryptocurrency that diverges from conventional Central ...  Read More

Research Paper Environmental Economics
Agent-Based Simulation of Participatory Management of Groundwater Resources: A Case Study of Villagers of Isfahan Province, Iran

Sasan Gharakhani; Hadi Amiri; Babak Saffari; Maede Mohammadi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 15 May 2024


  Groundwater is a natural common-pool resource that has long been a victim of tragedy of the commons due to selfish withdrawal of farmers During recent years. One solution to coping with this problem is to replace flood irrigation with large-scale irrigation system (LIS) within the framework of participatory ...  Read More

Research Paper Energy Economics
Bootstrap Rolling Window Approach in Investigating the Causal Relationship Between Twin Deficits over Time in IRAN

Heshmatullah Asgari; Ali Moridian

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 19 May 2024


  Iran’s economy has always experienced a steady expansion in the budget deficit, which has limited its ability to achieve comprehensive economic growth, as well as enduring foreign sector instability (trade balance deficit). These two deficits, namely the budget deficit and the trade deficit, must ...  Read More

Research Paper , Behavioral Economics
Pathology of research on the evaluation of financing behavioral biases by Meta method

Raheleh Dabiri; Mohammad Vaez Barzani; Saeed Samadi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 17 June 2024


  Decision-making on financing methods is one of the most important decisions of managers that can be affected by their behavioral biases. Behavioral biases can cause managers to make irrational decisions and select the optimal financing method with difficulty. Recognizing and evaluating biases is an important ...  Read More

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